k.mo. productions is dedicated to creating nuanced, intelligent, and extraordinary work that supports diverse voices, explores subversive narratives and tackles real social issues through film, digital video, theater, and beyond.
About the founder:
Based in New York City, Kate Moran is a multi-medium artist with extensive and varied industry experience with a focus on uplifting marginalized voices and stories rarely told. A filmmaker, director, writer, editor, classically trained actor, and comedian, Moran is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has worked extensively in production, casting, talent representation, and arts education.
Moran has studied at Stella Adler Studio, Stonestreet Studios, and the Peoples Improv Theater. She is the former artistic director and co-founder of the downtown NYC theater company, Broken Glass, and has worked with Don Buchwald & Associates, Calleri Casting, and served as the Programming Director of One On One NYC. Moran is the director of the award-winning short film,“Are You Afraid of the ’90s?”, starring Heather Matarazzo, Kristine Sutherland, and Jenna Leigh Green.
Moran is the co-founder and producer of the Asian Comedy Fest, the largest national comedy festival celebrating AAPI talent. In 2021 ACF raised over $8,000 for Apex for Youth, benefitting underserved and immigrant communities, and then in 2022, raised over $6,000 for Heart of Dinner, which combats food insecurity for the elderly in NYC’s Chinatown. Moran is also a frequent co-host and co-producer for Asian American Film Thing, a recurring show at Caveat NYC, founded by Angel Yau to provide more much-needed screen time to AAPI filmmakers.
Moran is the co-founder and vice president of Nasty Women Unite Fest, a non-profit intersectional feminist arts festival raising funds for the ACLU; founder and producer of the comedy show, The Revolution, at QED Astoria, showcasing women, non-binary and trans comedians. She is the producer and co-host of podcast, The Witchcast Podcast, with her creative partner, Emily Duncan, combining comedy and popular witchy topics, available on all streaming platforms.
Throughout all of her work and volunteering, Moran believes in truly intersectional, authentic storytelling and meaningful activism. Currently, Moran is a freelance producer, director, editor, writer, and career coach under her company k.mo.productions, as well as currently working full-time for Yahoo in NYC as a producer/editor in their branded content team, creating authentic storytelling for brands like Wounded Warrior Project, Capital One, Kohls, Pizza Hut and more. She is also in development for a new pilot, feature film, and novel.
Moran spends what spare time she has volunteering, painting, cooking Korean food, watching adult animation and trying to keep her plants alive.